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It’s a small thing but we believe it’s important to check to see if your website is live every day. After all, it is your front door to the world.

We’re a fan of bad links or link checking reports, too. It’s nearly impossible to make sure all links are functioning on all of your websites without investing a fair amount of time. As such, we ask our web guys to automatically create/install a bad link checker for each website. A report is generated every other week and indicates what links are broken and where.

A county park routinely shows up on one report noting a server error message. I reviewed today’s report and once again – even with the new domain name address provided to me by the park’s staff and serving as my link, the website still displays a “DataBinding: ‘System.Data.DataRowView’ does not contain a property with the name ‘Display’. message. By the way, the park is busy year-r0und and the location of festivals including an extremely popular holiday lights event. In their defense, my reports are generated in the darkness of night and the park’s marketing person has talked to the webmaster who seems befuddled. It is now June and I’m still receiving error reports on this website. The email from December indicated, ” We don’t have any backup jobs running during that time so that would not be causing the error.  Also the URLs are interchangeable so that would not be an issue either.  I don’t know what would be causing the issue during this time but we will continue to investigate.” 

I guess this is now a cold case.

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